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pyxis

play
noun, pyx·is \ˈpik-səs\

Definition of pyxis

plural pyxides play \-sə-ˌdēz\

  1. :  a capsular fruit that dehisces so that the upper part falls off like a cap



Origin of pyxis

New Latin, from Latin, box


First Known Use: 1845


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